Florida to Vote on Raising Minimum Wage to $15

Proposal would set wage floor at $15 an hour by 2026 from the current $8.56

On the last Sunday before Election Day, Joe Biden homed in on Pennsylvania, while President Trump hit five battleground states including Florida and Georgia. A caravan of Trump supporters slowed traffic in New York City. Photos: Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Many U.S. workers and businesses will be watching Florida closely on Election Day, and not just for its decisive role in selecting a president: A higher minimum wage is also on the ballot.

Floridians vote on a proposal to lift the state’s wage floor to $15 by 2026, from the current $8.56 an hour. The measure, if successful, would make Florida the eighth state to adopt an eventual $15-an-hour pay floor, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The increase could arrive as workers and small businesses are...

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